Meet the Team
At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.
Our dental hygienists are highly trained and experienced in providing thorough, gentle hygiene care that helps protect your dental health. Like our other patients, we’re sure you’ll also find our hygiene team to be friendly, helpful and a pleasure to visit!
Margaret Stone CDA, RDA, RDH
Margaret is a registered dental hygienist who loves her career. She graduated from the Camden County Dental Hygiene Program in 1992. Margaret has been recognized by the American Dental Association for outstanding achievement in dental hygiene which she is an active member of the Southern New Jersey Dental Hygiene Association, serving on the board since 2011.
Margaret complements our practice with her many years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys helping our patients achieve and maintain optimum dental health, with the latest hygiene techniques. Margaret has a friendly, caring and positive attitude that she shares with all of us, every day.
Julie DeFeo, RDH
Julie graduated from the Camden County College Dental Hygiene Program in 1996. She has been a part of Dr. Afsharzand’s dental team for since 2005. Here at Cherry Hill Dental Excellence, Julie performs nonsurgical periodontal therapy and hygiene services for our general dentistry and our prosthodontic patients. She shares our practice-wide emphasis on patient education to help our patients prevent dental problems and to maintain their positive results from treatment. She has experience working with periodontal, cosmetic and pediatric specialists.
Julie is interested in holistic health and enjoys working with our patients who want a holistic approach to their dental hygiene needs. Julie is an advocate for better dental health. She speaks in local schools about the importance of children’s dental health and enjoys volunteering her time.
Julie and her husband, Ron, have five amazing children. When she is not busy with home or work responsibilities, Julie enjoys exercising, reading and dining out.
Kim Wicken, RDH
Kim is a registered dental hygienist with many years of experience. She graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2000 with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has experience with periodontal, cosmetic, and pediatric dental specialist. Kim believes that patient education is key to good oral health and strives to support every patient with their individual needs.
Kim met her husband shortly after graduating and moved to New Jersey in 2001. They married in 2003 and have 3 kids, 1 boy and 2 girls. In her spare time, Kim enjoys volunteering at school and watching her kids plays sports.
Nikki Jenkins, RDA, CDA
Nikki is the office financial coordinator and has been working at Cherry Hill Dental Excellence since 2011. She started as a registered dental assistant and moved to the front desk in 2015. She graduated from Camden County College in 2007 as a registered dental assistant. She uses her years of clinical experience to help her with coordinating and providing the patients with the best care for their individual needs.
Nikki has been a long time resident of Cherry Hill and has one son who plays ice hockey for club and high school. She enjoys attending her son’s games and traveling.
Anita Smith, RDA
Anita graduated the Dental Assisting program at Camden County College in 1991. Anita has many years of knowledge and experience in the dental field, and considers herself a hardworking and caring individual. Anita has been working with Dr. Afsharzand since 2013.
In her spare time Anita loves spending time with her two children. Anita’s son was diagnosed with having Autism and is strong advocate for the Autism community. Anita also enjoys working out, skiing, and spending time with her friends.
Linda Astorga DA
Linda graduated the Dental Assisting program at Camden County College in 1997. She is hardworking, caring, and is a great team player. She loves patient interaction and enjoys working with each patient to help with all their special dental needs. She also loves to learn new procedures, techniques, and technologies.
Linda is married and has two sons that keep her plenty busy. Her sons are very active in school sports, which she enjoys supporting them. In her spare time she enjoys dinners with friends, shopping, and family vacations.